Public Notice: Wasauksing First Nation – Supply Island Lighthouse Demolition and Remediation – Public Comments Invited

April 14, 2022Indigenous Services Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada must determine whether the proposed Supply Island Lighthouse Demolition and Remediation, located at Depot Harbor, adjacent to Wasauksing First Nation Reserve Lands in Parry Sound, Ontario is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada are inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by May 14, 2022 to:

Ricky Chiu
7th Floor,
655 Bay Street,
Toronto ON M5G 2K4
(647) 327-7603

The Proposed Project

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), in partnership with Wasauksing First Nation (WFN), are proposing a lighthouse demolition and soil remediation project located on the west side of Supply Island located to the northwest to WFN's Reserve lands in Parry Sound, Ontario.

The lighthouse, which comprises wood frame construction clad with cedar shingles, is approximately 8 m tall with a 3.6 m x 3.6 m square base set on a mortared stone foundation. A 3.6 m x 3.6 m one story building extension is present on the east side of the lighthouse, and is of more recent construction as it is covered with particle board and has a galvanized metal roof. Physical activities for this project include: proper removal of designated substances (i.e., lead paint) prior to demolition of the lighthouse and building extension; vegetation clearing; remediation (excavation) of impacted soil around the physical works; and reinstatement of disturbed inland and shoreline areas (including replanting with native species). Designated substances (i.e., lead) will be managed as hazardous wastes. All waste, including any liquid waste, generated as part of the project will be disposed off-site at an appropriately licensed facility.

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